Dubai-based consultancy and design agency ODG (previously Open D Group, Retail Access and Sparkle), has been appointed by Oman Sales and Services (OSS) (a joint venture between Oman Air and Aer Rianta International Middle East) to design and project manage the entire duty free at the new Muscat International Airport.
The new Muscat International Airport, which is still under construction, is expected to have a capacity of handling over 12 million passengers each year within the first phase of construction. This figure is set to reach 48 million passengers once completion of the four-phased construction mega-project is complete as recently confirmed by Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications.
The first phase is set to span 580,000 sqm with 7,000 sqm of retail space comprising of perfume and cosmetics, liquor and tobacco, confectionery, fashion & accessories departments as well as a market and several exclusive specialty stores.
“Winning the bid with OSS was a great success for ODG and we thank them for trusting us in the development of the project. With the launch of our new divisions, we look forward to continue delivering ‘inspired designs that work’ to travellers around the world,” said Hugo Vanderschaegh general manager at ODG, adding that the design concept takes its inspiration from the Omani landscape and culture.